News & Updates

If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran who would benefit from the companionship & assistance of a PTSD service dog, please contact us via our Veterans Page or call us at (346) 267-8882.

June 2020

June is a busy month! It is PTSD Awareness Month and the start of the hurricane season. To learn more about PTSD, we encourage you to check out the National Center for PTSD website and check out this newsletter from the Real Warriors organization.

In preparation for hurricanes and other disasters, it is important to have a plan in place not only for your human family members, but also for your furry family. Here are some resources about making plans for your service dog and for other family pets.

We are so honored to have been included on the NRD‘s great resources list to help those suffering with PTSD. We hope that we can help more Veterans who will hopefully reach out to us!103868677_10156989302461493_1611254986702509261_n

 

104855028_693073817907863_3123522912442322710_oMeet Tango! The newest and now youngest addition to The Rescue for PTSD! He is ~4.5 months old and was an owner surrender a few weeks after he was adopted from the Houston SPCA. Stay tuned for updates and check out Tango’s page for more on our newest service dog in training!

 

We are so proud to share that two of our canine-Veteran teams passed their AKC Canine Good Citizen tests and our little Honor passed her AKC STAR Puppy test at our June group lesson! It takes a lot of time and dedication from our Veterans to consistently work and socialize their dogs to enable them to pass all our requirements and become a service dog. Congratulations to Ryan & Ellie, Brad & Bella and Ken & Honor for completing this important milestone! Enormous thanks goes to our amazing Director of Training Sam of Workingpawsk9training for donating so much time to help our Veterans succeed with training their canine companions!

May 2020

95899688_662878720927373_2778442346969169920_oWe are so happy to welcome Kyle & Whiskey to our family! Kyle, his wife Victoria, and their handsome 3-year old GSD Whiskey had their initial evaluation and first lesson with Working Paws K9 Training on May 2nd. Kyle & Whiskey will be part of our Group Program, and with Whiskey’s great manners be on the lookout for a Canine Good Citizen soon!

 

It’s Military Appreciation Month and we at the Rescue for PTSD are raising money to help find dogs for veterans on our waiting list, train the dogs we currently have for our 15 veterans in our Monthly Group Program, and continue to support our 3 graduate veteran and canine teams. Please help us support our veterans and service dogs! You can donate using our donation page or see our Facebook Fundraiser! Screen Shot 2020-05-03 at 6.53.16 PM

IMG_0941We are back! Our Monthly Group Lessons have resumed! We are thrilled to have seen all of our 16 Veterans and their pups today after so long apart! We can tell they have been practicing their skills while at home – we have four teams who will be doing their Canine Good Citizen tests (Ryan & Ellie, James &Zeus and Brad &Bella) and Honor will be taking her S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the next lesson! The rest of the teams aren’t far behind, pretty soon we will be working Public Access tests and then be graduating some Service Dogs!!! We would also like to welcome Bernard & Marley to The Rescue family! They came to their first Group Lesson today and are already showcasing some serious talent! We look forward to the June lessons and hope everyone stays healthy and safe in the meantime!

98201933_10223239846844068_5320378119306084352_oThe Rescue for PTSD is raising money for the adoption, care and training of our service dogs in training! We currently have 16 Veteran-Canine teams in our Group Program and are starting evaluation on the next two Full Training dogs! We are so appreciative of your support! Shirts are $35 which includes US shipping. Please comment, PM or e-mail info@rescueforptsd.org for orders!! Thank you and stay safe!